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Topic: FINISH (05/26/16)
- TITLE: Funny Finnish Frases (Phrases)
By Mike Hill
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Finland, the Land of the Midnight Sun, the land of 188,000 lakes and 179,000 islands, home to so many reindeer and to Nokia. Itís one of the few countries that increases in size every year (peacefully) whether the Finns like it or not. Due to post-glacier rebound, the land rises a little less than one-half inch per year giving them 2.7 square miles of new land annually. Indulging in some of the worldís oddest sports and activities such as ice-swimming during the midst winter, the wife carrying championship, swamp soccer, ant hill sitting championship and the fact that so much of their year is in ďdarknessĒ one is not surprised that we find many funny phrases used by the Finns.
My favorite is Juoksentelisinkohan (just donít ask me to pronounce it!) This one word is actually the phrase "I wonder if I should run around aimlessly?Ē It delights me that you can say all that in one word. Itís what many probably think I am doing when I go fly-fishing or shooting photos in the woods. Sometimes, I just wander, Iím sure with a blank look on my face. Just taking it all in. In so many ways it is easier for me to see God and His Hand when Iím surrounded by nature than when surrounded by people.
The next oneÖ..
Are you sure?
Iíll confirm it.
Youíre correct Ė finish.
Let me start again.
In my haste I got too free with my nís. Finish not Finnish. My bad.
A little preparatory explanation before yíall think Iím a monster Ė I do like babies, I really do! Iíll coo over them, Iíll feign over them, make goo-goo noises, rock them to sleep, etc.Ö But there is a limit! They are admitted in my life as long as they arenít anywhere near the restaurant Iím eating in. If I went to movies, I wouldnít want them there either. I donít want them at hockey games either Ė well there arenít many at hockey games anyways.
We donít start out in life on the good side of much. So many think of those upchucking, crying, smell-producing little bitty humans are Angels! But letís be honest here. Letís get past all the sentimentality. Babies start life as the most selfish humans possible. They donít care theyíre getting you up at midnight, 2 am, 4 am for feedings Ė all they care about is that they are hungry Ė NOW! They donít care whether you are trying to get the wash done Ė they want something now. Try to take a nap Ė nope, they want something right then and now!
The road to maturity is learning that one is not the center of the universe and that not all earthís citizens are servants for your use. The Bible in more than one place indicates that parents are to train their tots in the ways of being human and in the ways of Jesus. Itís all about the path and the finishing. We are to finish well. And if we embrace God, Jesus and their teachings and listen to the Holy Spirit, we are well into maturing. Itís not important to finish first, but it is important to finish well. We all have changes to make in our lives and one of the most important is to be weaned off milk-toast and to stand in our own identity with Christ. Finish well my friends!
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